There are no guidelines with Russian Daniil Medvedev. He always has an ace up his sleeve. It goes out of the ordinary continuously. He threw the surprise on Roland Garros winning two consecutive matches on clay for the first time in two years. Something strange for who is, at 25, the world number two. It was even more so that he had not won in Paris until this edition, in which he reached the quarterfinals.
The man from the finals US Open 2019 and the Australian Open 2021, which brought down the best in the Paris ATP Masters 1000 and the ATP Finals London 2020, It is not only handled on a hard court.
If you progress on a clay that you first claimed to hate, then proclaiming your love with a heart watching rounds progress in the French capital, you are also falling in love with grass. Recent champion in the ATP of Mallorca, he has seven victories on this surface.
He has signed a double never seen before with Daniil Medvedev: he will debut in the fourth round of the All England Club, against the Pole Hubert hurkacz, champion in Miami and the only survivor of the men’s singles without giving up a set. And this improvement of the Muscovite who has moved from a teenager through the French Riviera and Monte Carlo was possible by lifting two sets against. An unprecedented event in his career.
He came back against the Croatian Marin cilic, a 32-year-old former tournament finalist who suffered from Medvdev’s backlash, who won by 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 and 6-2 in 3h. 36 ‘. With some suspense by not finishing with 5-0 and three match balls, giving hope to the Balkan and also to the fans of Track 1, who wanted more tennis. They were presented with a shout and some other gesture of joy from the normally silent one in victory. He liked to overcome another barrier, he even threw towels on the line.
Medvedev challenged the public against Carlos Alcaraz placeholder image, in a gesture that was reminiscent of his international baptism at the 2019 US Open, when he invited the boo to recharge. In 2017 he said goodbye to Wimbledon by throwing coins towards the chair of the chair judge, who had already left his post after the KO of the Russian against Ruben bemelmans. This time the anti hero by vocation opted for a sports gift in the form of sports resistance. Not without a few jokes with the chair umpire.